Curry is a Trini favorite. We curry just about anything edible. Stew is also a favorite and involves the caramelization of brown sugar in which seasoned meat is cooked.
Curry stew is simply meat seasoned with curry powder and then ‘stewed’ by adding it to caramelized brown sugar. The combination of the stew and curry is amazing!
- 2 lbs goat meat, cut into small pieces and cleaned
- 4 tbsp green seasoning
- 2 tbsp JGM Products HOT HOT curry
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1 pimento, chopped
- Hot pepper (as much as you like)
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Water as needed
- Add curry powder, 3 tbsp green seasoning, tomato, onion, pimento, hot pepper, salt and black pepper to goat meat. Mix well. Set aside to marinate for as long as possible (minimum 1 hour).
- Heat oil in a pot over low/medium heat.
- Add sugar once the oil is hot. Stir until the sugar starts bubbling, thickening and looks like cake batter mixture. At this point, it should be a nice golden brown color.
- Add ketchup. Stir then add the seasoned meat. Mix well to ensure all the pieces of meat are coated with the sugar and ketchup mixture.
- Increase the heat to high and allow any water/natural juices from the meat to evaporate.
- Once most of the liquid has evaporated, add enough water to cover the meat.
- Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pot and cook until the meat is tender. Check on it every now and then to ensure that the meat isn’t sticking. Add more water as needed. This step may take some time depending on the cut of meat. You have the option to use the pressure cooker to save on time.
- When the meat, is just about cooked through and is nice and tender, add the remaining 1 tbsp of green seasoning (or as much as you like). Taste and adjust salt and hot pepper.
- Serve with some dhal and rice or even dhalpuri! Enjoy!
GREEN SEASONING is a MUST HAVE in a Trini household. It’s the combination of fresh herbs, garlic, pepper and pimento. The main ingredient/herb is usually culantro or what we call ‘chadon beni’ in Trinidad.
If you are curious about Trini food, this is a definite must try! Be sure to send me feedback and pics when you do try the recipe.
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